8. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

   Introduction: Imagine two individuals: one is a brilliant mathematician who can recite complex formulas and theorems but struggles to adapt to the demands of the real world. The other, perhaps less academically distinguished, possesses an uncanny ability to solve practical problems, connect with people, and navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience. These traits …

7. A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.

   Introduction: In the realm of justice and societal welfare, the words of philosopher John Rawls resonate with profound significance: “Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought.” Rawls, a prominent figure in political philosophy, underscored the paramount importance of justice as the foundational principle upon which harmonious …

6. Mathematics is the music of reason.

   Introduction: Srinivasa Ramanujan, the brilliant Indian mathematician born in 1887, embodies the profound connection between mathematics and human reason. His life story illustrates how mathematics transcends conventional boundaries, becoming an intricate symphony of insight and imagination. Growing up in colonial India with limited formal education, Ramanujan’s innate mathematical talent blossomed against all odds. Despite …

5. Girls are weighed down by restrictions, boys with demands – two equally harmful disciplines.

    Introduction: In societies worldwide, the profound impact of gender expectations and societal pressures on the lives of girls and boys continues to be a pressing concern. Recent years have witnessed powerful movements and incidents that spotlight the enduring relevance of this issue. The global #MeToo movement, sparked by women who courageously shared their …